H20+ (H2O plus) swam into my radar about 3 years ago when I browsed online a lot. I also tested out some products from their store in Hong Kong as I was not aware if there was a store in Malaysia. It turns out they do but its been pretty low key.
A star product of H20+ has been their Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment gel (link). I had the opportunity to try this one out recently after reading so much about it, and I must say it lives right up to the hype!
The H2O+ Face Oasis Hydrating Treatment Gel comes in a tub. Here’s where I come in with my hygiene concerns because you have to dip your fingers into the tub to get at the gel. You could transfer out the gel into smaller tubs though – that does cut down contamination somewhat.
The gel is a striking turquoise blue – I love the color – it reminds me of the sea and since it contains a patented Sea Mineral Complex, it is most fitting too! The gel is very very light but spreads very well.
According to H2O+ the sea mineral complex helps attract, transport and distribute moisture equivalent to eight glasses of water. All thats well and good but how did my skin like it?
Surprisingly, my skin loved it! It drank up every drop, 8 glasses and all. 😛
Because the texture of the gel is so light, it is easy to want to overdo things and spread it all over your face like jam. Well, don’t. All that will do is, like jam, make your face feel sticky and gross.
The gel sinks right into my skin and my skin immediately feels a little plumper and smoother. I tried using it at night, but I feel it did not help my skin much – perhaps with age comes slightly drier skin and I prefer using my Yes to Carrots day cream at night as its heavier.
However, this H2O+ oasis hydrating gel has been heaven sent for day use. I used to just use my Eucerin White Solution sunscreen without a moisturiser in the day. I felt it was sufficient and when I tried to layer it over any other moisturiser, it just felt too heavy on my skin.
When I layered the Eucerin White Solution sunscreen over the H2O+ gel however, it did not feel heavy at all. In fact, with daily use, I seem to notice that my skin has been looking and feeling more moisturised compared to previously. Thats a good thing! Its also a good thing that I’m using a day moisturiser because I’d been a little antsy about not having a suitable one for the day.
A 50ml tub of the H2O+ Oasis Hydrating Treatment retails for RM159. That’s not expensive when you think of the options out there. I can see myself using this for the long term and I’m so happy to have found a light day moisturiser! I don’t quite like the smell – its got quite a sharp “marine” scent and smells a little chemical but you can’t win them all! H20+ has stores in 1 Utama, Sunway Pyramid, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Gurney Plaza Penang and counters in some Jusco department stores.
Pros: Light, Absorbs quickly into skin, Perfect for day use
Cons: Tub packaging is not hygienic, scent is strong